Mrs. Janice Faye Choate, age 67, passed away Thursday, February 6, 2020 at Livingston Regional
Hospital in Livingston, TN.
Janice was born November 1, 1952 in Fentress County, TN. Janice was the beloved wife of
Donnie Choate and the beloved daughter of Odell and Odetta King of Jamestown, TN.
Preceding her in death was her father, Odell King, and her sister, Nancy Gail Clark.
Janice spent her entire career as a banker at Union Bank in Jamestown, where she served the
community of Jamestown with warmth and kindness, always seeking to do her best for others.
Janice was a lifelong member of First Baptist Church in Jamestown, TN where she served in
various ministries. Through the years, Janice served as a Children’s Choir Director, Sunday
School Teacher, and Vacation Bible School Teacher and recently spent her time sewing clothing
and dresses for the Operation Christmas Child Ministry.
Survivors include her loving husband of 49 years, Donnie Choate. She is also survived by her
mother, Odetta King, of Jamestown, son Michael Choate and wife Stacye, of Cookeville
Tennessee, daughter Julie and husband Ethan Bernhardt of Cookeville, Tennessee,
grandchildren Emma, Eli, and Ella Grace Choate and Lily and Landon Bernhardt, all of
Cookeville. She is also survived by a host of cherished in-laws, aunts, cousins, nieces, nephews,
The family will receive visitors at Mundy Funeral Home in Jamestown on Sunday, February 9, 2020 from 5 P.M.- 8 P.M. Funeral Services are
scheduled to be held on Monday, February 10, 2020 at 11 A.M. at First Baptist Church in Jamestown, TN with the Reverend Tommy Duncan officiating. Interment will follow in the Storie Cemetery.
Pallbearers include Donnie Williams, Doug Campfield, Bryant Johnson, Steve Walker, Jordan
Potter, and Blake Garrett. Honorary Pallbearers include David Clark, Connor Clark, and Roger
Janice was diversely talented and skilled, and she spent many hours crafting beautiful works of
art. She spent many hours creating intricately detailed costumes that her grandchildren would
wear in school and community theatre productions. She never missed an opportunity to
support and encourage her children and grandchildren, and she was happiest when she was
with her family, through whom her legacy will continue to flourish. Janice saw the best in
everyone, and her unselfish love and courage was an inspiration to all those who knew her.
Mundy Funeral Home in Jamestown, TN is in charge of services.
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